SUNY Cortland Goes Remote, Binghamton University COVID Cases Grow
Students at SUNY Cortland are switching to remote learning for two weeks because of rising coronavirus cases.
The Associated Press reports the State University of New York at Cortland says the shift away from in-person learning at the campus would start on (Wednesday) October 7.
The state had set a threshold of 100 coronavirus cases as a trigger for a return to remote learning for at least two weeks.
SUNY Cortland hit that mark on October 5. Other SUNY campuses have been impacted by coronavirus cases as well in the last month.
On the SUNY NY COVID-19 Tracker, Binghamton University is shown to have an estimated total positive cases of 78 for the 14-day periods recorded from September 26 through October 9 while the total positives to date are listed at 131. That is an addition of 12 positives from the number listed on the tracker Monday morning. The listing says there have been a total of 1,381 tests at BU over a rolling seven day period with 66 positives. 20 of the positives were recorded over the past three days.
159 students are in mandatory quarantine. 37 students are isolating on-campus and 41 are isolating off-campus.